Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S9 could be the fastest phone yet
Samsung's next flagship, the Galaxy S9, is likely to be 25 per cent faster than its predecessor, all thanks to the Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 mobile processor. According to the early benchmark tests as conducted by CNET, the chip did perform 'insanely fast' as it trumped the likes of Galaxy S8 and Google Pixel 2 in a set of 12 industry standard performance tests. Here's more.
All you need to know about the Galaxy S9
Samsung's next flagship is some days away from becoming official; it will see a launch at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on February 26. Given all the leaks and rumor mills, we know a lot about what's in store and its unlikely that Samsung's unveiling will have many surprises. Here's a roundup of what we know so far about the Galaxy S9.
The big rumors
According to various leaks, it's all about the camera. S9 will sport a single f/1.5 rear shooter while the S9+ may get a dual lens set up (f/1.5 and f/2.5). Samsung could also have an answer for Apple's FaceID or may up the ante with a virtual fingerprint sensor embedded in the front-screen, much like Vivo's smartphone launched during the CES 2018.
Under the hood specifications
The front glass is expected to be Corning Gorilla Glass 5 with a reinforced aluminium frame holding a 5.8" Super AMOLED display, having a resolution of 1440 x 2960 pixels (~568 ppi density). The battery capacity may increase from 3,000 mAh to 3,500 mAh. Rest of the specifications would perhaps remain the same as that of S8's; the highlight is obviously the powerful Snapdragon processor.
Samsung's LTE modems could be industry's best yet
Samsung has unvealed its LTE modems that achieve max download speed of 1.2 gigabytes per second - a good 20% boost in speed than what Galaxy S8 supports. To put things into perspective, one can download an HD movie in 10 seconds or less.